2015, Mexico recorded 13749.7 million dollars in respect of Foreign Direct
Investment, 41.3% higher than the preliminary figure for the same period of
2014 (9732.5 million dollars). In the second quarter, 5,419 million dollars
were collected, 135.2% higher than the preliminary figure for the same quarter
of the last year (2303.9 million dollars) and 14% above the average of the
preliminary figures for the second quarters in all the history of the indicator
(4752.1 million dollars).
The figure for the
first half of 2015 is the net result of the sum of 16286.2 million dollars by
way of inflows, minus 2536.5 million dollars recorded as decreases in FDI.
Among the inflows, a transaction by 2,037 million dollars is highlighted, and
is arising from the acquisition of the shares of two telecommunications
companies, Iusacell and Unefon. The acquisition was made by AT&T, and it
was held during the first quarter.
administration, the preliminary sum of cumulative FDI amounted to 82789.7 million
dollars, a figure 38% higher than the preliminary cumulative amount reported in
the same period of the previous administration (59985.3 million dollars).
The FDI registered
during the first six months of 2015 came from 2,233 companies with foreign capital
and is comprised as follows:
By type of investment (source of funding): 52.7% through reinvestment of
profits, 38.9% for new investments and 8.4% for accounts between companies.
By sector: manufacturing, 41.4%; mass media information, 19.1%; financial
services, 14.4%; trade, 10.8%; and construction, 8.8%. The remaining 12 sectors
picked up 5.5%.
By country of origin: United States, 49.9%; Spain, 9.9%; Japan, 6.5%;
Netherlands, 6.2% and France 5.7%; other 63 countries contributed with the
reported only consider investments made and formally notified to the National
Registry of Foreign Investment (RNIE, by its initials in Spanish), of the
Secretariat of Economy; hence its preliminary nature, and their updates on the
rise in the subsequent quarters.
The methodology for
determining the FDI is based on international standards, contained in both the
Manual of Balance of Payments of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well
as the Framework Definition of Foreign Direct Investment of the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The figures of the FDI were
jointly reviewed by the Secretariat of Economy and the Bank of Mexico and will
be integrated to the Report of Balance of Payments of the latter.